Many people struggle with the idea of God's control when faced with suffering and tragedy. In fact, most atheists choose their path based upon the struggle between God's sovereignty and the problem of evil and suffering in this world. When death, natural disasters, and violent crimes occur, people want to understand how God is involved in the world. This survey class will present seven orthodox models of God's providence and offer resources to further one's study of the various models of God's providence. A Judaic-Christian perspective will be among the views presented.
About the Instructor: Craig is the author of Relational Discipleship: Moving Back Home with God. A lifelong resident of Northeast Ohio, he earned a Bachelor in Business Administration from Mount Vernon Nazarene University. From there, Craig went on to earn a Master of Divinity from Northwest Nazarene University. At this time, he is working on a Doctor of Ministry in Wesleyan Practices at Ashland Theological Seminary. His Master's and Doctoral work specialize in Christian ministry, spiritual formation, and discipleship. Currently, he is the Director of Discipleship at Green Valley United Methodist Church. Craig is also an adjunct professor in the College of Theology for Grand Canyon University (Phoenix, AZ), and instructor for Besorah Institute. In addition, he is an Executive Board member of Besorah Institute.
This is a complimentary survey class offered by Besorah Institute. All are welcome to join but registration is required.